It's the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas has come early in the city centre! Discover bespoke gift ideas at over 200 retail stores, plan your celebrations at an incredible selection of world-class restaurants and rooftop bars and explore our interactive trail of 20+ incredible decorations, activations and pop-up street performers.


Click the map below to start exploring the trail now, or see our guide on where to go here


Christmas comes early in the city centre

Hint Hint

Make Christmas a joy, not a chore this year with our fun selector tool! It is jam packed with all the best gift ideas for everyone in your life, or for you to drop hints to those who need it too! You’ll also find must-see festive activations and events to help you create memories that can only be found in the city centre and plenty of suggestions for where to head for all those end-of-year catch ups or that much needed post shopping drink. Because Christmas shopping feels different in the city.



A little magic makes for big memories

Celebrate the season in style

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Christmas in the city centre is brought to you by Heart of the City and Auckland Council and is supported the city centre targeted rate.